The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington

This paper reviews the article “The Clash of Civilizations” by Samuel Huntington that argues that conflicts in the future will occur between the different civilizations.

This paper discusses the article “The Clash of Civilizations” by Samuel Huntington based on the idea of cultures and to which civilization a particular culture belongs. This paper looks at civilization itself as the cause of conflicts because of differing values. The author says that the clash of civilizations will dominate global conflict, pitting Non-Western states against Western culture.
“A civilization is the highest level to which one can group people (24). During the cold war, civilizations were classified as being in the first, second or third worlds. Now, each state is different in terms of its culture and to which civilization it belongs (23). Huntington says, “a civilization is a cultural entity. Villages, regions, ethnic groups, nationalities, religious groups, all have distinct cultures at different levels of cultural heterogeneity” (23-24). Civilizations also have sub civilizations.”